Green Party Peer Baroness Jenny Jones is to put weight behind the campaign on Saturday 19th Junewhen she will join forces with candidates Tom Daly and Matt Oakley. The Green Party will contest two seats on East Suffolk Council in Aldeburgh and Leiston in the by-election being held on 8th July.
Candidate Tom Daly said “Its time us Greens stood up for our communities in the Aldeburgh and Leiston area who are worried about the twin threats of Sizewell C and the Friston Scottish Power substation. Of course as Greens we are pro wind power generation but dumping a huge substation on the edge of Friston is not the way to go with this."
Candidate Matt Oakley said "as a resident of Leiston and local football coach I want to represent my community and believe we Greens have some good solutions to help with the social as well as the environmental problems we face which are of course interlinked. Many of us who live here are extremely concerned about the threat of Sizewell C to our AONB and vulnerable coast as well as to tourist businesses."